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Duncan, 1884

Type species: Physophyllia ayleni Wells, 1934

Total number of species estimated: 1.

Characteristics: Corals zooxanthellate; encrusting to foliaceous. Polyps (corallites) large and adjacent to each other, each forming shallow calices (Vaughan and Wells, 1943).

Ecology: Little is known about the ecology.

Range: Indo-West Pacific.

Additional remarks: Corals of this genus more foliaceous than those of Pectinia; they have clearer calices than in Echinophyllia.

Key references: Vaughan and Wells, 1943; Veron, 1986.

Genus Physophyllia